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Building a Smarter University
Building a Smarter University (October 2014)
Big Data, Innovation, and Analytics
Jason E. Lane - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by

Demonstrates how universities can use Big Data to enhance operations and management, improve the education pipeline, and educate the next generation of data scientists.

The Big Data movement and the renewed focus on data analytics are transforming everything from healthcare delivery systems to the way cities deliver services to residents. Now is the time to examine how this Big Data could help build smarter univer...(Read More)
 
 
Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines
Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines (August 2014)
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor
Edward W. Sarath - Editor
Charles Scott - Editor
Heesoon Bai - Editor

A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.

Contemplative approaches to higher education have been gaining in popularity and application across a wide range of disciplines. Spurring conferences, a growing body of literature, and several academic programs or centers, these approaches promise to contribute significantly to higher education in the years to come. This volume provides...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Banneker
Beyond Banneker (June 2014)
Black Mathematicians and the Paths to Excellence
Erica N. Walker - Author

An in-depth look at the lives, experiences, and professional careers of Black mathematicians in the United States.

Erica N. Walker presents a compelling story of Black mathematical excellence in the United States. Much of the research and discussion about Blacks and mathematics focuses on underachievement; by documenting in detail the experiences of Black mathematicians, this book broadens significantly the knowl...(Read More)
 
 
Black Passports
Black Passports (June 2014)
Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment
Stephanie Y. Evans - Author

A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.

In this resource guide for fostering youth empowerment, Stephanie Y. Evans offers creative commentary on two hundred autobiographies that contain African American travel memoirs of places around the world. The narratives are by such well-known figures as Frederick Douglass, W. E....(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education Systems 3.0
Higher Education Systems 3.0 (October 2013)
Harnessing Systemness, Delivering Performance
Jason E. Lane - Editor
D. Bruce Johnstone - Editor

An exploration of multi-campus higher education systems and their role in improving communities and their economies.
This thought-provoking volume brings together scholars and system leaders to analyze some of the most pressing and complex issues now facing higher education systems and society. Higher Education Systems 3.0 focuses on the remaking of higher education coordination in an era of increased accountability, great...(Read More)
 
 
College Girl
College Girl (June 2013)
A Memoir
Laura Gray-Rosendale - Author

GOLD MEDALIST - 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Autobiography/Memoir III (Personal Struggle / Health Issues) category

FINALIST  - 2013 May Sarton Memoir Award, presented by the Story Circle Network

Award-Winning Finalist in the Autobiography/Memoirs category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

2013 Northern Arizona’s Moun...(Read More)
 
 
Running on Empty
Running on Empty (June 2013)
The Rise and Fall of Southampton College, 1963–2005
John A. Strong - Author

Explores how Southampton College went from “the jewel in the university crown” to an “albatross around the university neck.”

Southampton College, the easternmost campus of Long Island University, opened with great promise in 1963 and closed in 2005 amidst great acrimony. Located in an idyllic environmental setting on the Atlantic shore of Long Island, it had a nationally recognized marine ...(Read More)
 
 
Vernacular Insurrections
Vernacular Insurrections (April 2013)
Race, Black Protest, and the New Century in Composition-Literacies Studies
Carmen Kynard - Author

2015 James M. Britton Award, presented by Conference on English Education, a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English

Relates Black Freedom Movements to literacy education.


Carmen Kynard locates literacy in the twenty-first century at the onset of new thematic and disciplinary imperatives brought into effect by Black Freedo...(Read More)
 
 
A Creature of Our Own Making
A Creature of Our Own Making (January 2013)
Reflections on Contemporary Academic Life
Gary A. Olson - Author

Witty, savvy, incisive, and entertaining short essays on the culture, mores, and practices of higher education.

Drawing on more than three decades of experience as a scholar, teacher, and administrator, Gary A. Olson, a keen observer of higher education and a monthly columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education, explores the intricacies of life in academe. These meditations, which appeared as columns ...(Read More)
 
 
Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience
Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience (January 2013)
The University of Washington's Growth in Faculty Teaching Study
Catharine Hoffman Beyer - Author
Edward Taylor - Author
Gerald M. Gillmore - Author

Shows what kind of changes college faculty make to their teaching and why they make them.

The image of college faculty members as abstracted, white-haired, tweed-jacketed professors, mumbling lectures from notes that were yellowed by twenty years of repeated use is still pervasive. In this view, college faculty care only about their research and have little connection to the students sitting passively in front o...(Read More)
 
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